The sunflowers are ripe and going to seed. I’m not sure what this bee is collecting, but it is not the only creature interested in the harvest.
Chester the chickadee has found a sunflower that has lost its petals and is well into seed production.
“Whoah!” he says, “This will require some acrobatics.”
“But, oh … those seeds are so good. And this flower is loaded!”
“Hey, Charlie! Come over here! I’ve found a goldmine.”
“Now, where was I? Oh yeah, I was getting right in there for the best of those seeds.”
Charlie and Chester are flying around
Looking for places where seeds might abound.
Chester finds sunflowers full of ripe seeds.
Says to himself, “These will fill all my needs.”
“Charlie, come over,” he calls to his friend,
“Seeds are so heavy, the flower does bend.”
Chickadee brothers fill up on their snack,
Flittering down from the fir trees and back.
And if a seed needs some coaxing to split,
Wedge it in bark and then hammer on it.
When it pops open, the flavour is fine,
Lovely to see how the chickadees dine.